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  • Scissors out as Salon No. 13 chops those lockdown locks

    Scissors out as Salon No. 13 chops those lockdown locks0

    Andrew Thompson is beaming from ear to ear. The hair stylist who runs Salon No. 13 is back to what he does best – trimming, cutting and shaping the locks of locals. What did he feel about being open again after months of lockdown? “Overjoyed and overwhelmed by the support that we have received from

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  • Record-breaking sales as British Heart Foundation opens its doors

    Record-breaking sales as British Heart Foundation opens its doors0

    Charity shops in Surbiton were doing good business on Monday as shoppers hit the stores. The British Heart Foundation in Victoria Road proved particularly popular with an orderly socially distanced queue forming outside for most of the day. Despite some of the charity’s shops in Scotland and all in Northern Ireland remaining closed, BHF, which funds

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  • Punters enjoy pints in the Black Lion’s garden as pub reopens

    Punters enjoy pints in the Black Lion’s garden as pub reopens0

    Mark Sheehy was as pleased as punch. The landlord of the Black Lion was back pulling pints again yesterday (Monday) and the garden of the pub in Brighton Road, Surbiton, was full of people enjoying them. “It has been such a relief – fantastic to open,” said the overjoyed publican. “I was a bit worried

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  • Gardening club grows new shoots

    Gardening club grows new shoots0

    Keen to swap plants and seeds, share gardening tips, and go on outings to stunning gardens? Then why not join a Surbiton-based gardening group? Membership of the English Gardening Club is free and there’s an active WhatsApp group where suggestions for visits to National Garden Scheme, Open Gardens or RHS venues and garden centres are

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  • Brief, but glorious

    Brief, but glorious0

    What a brief, glorious flourish! Surbiton’s magnolia trees bloomed in the last days of March, hit their peak on March 30… yet within days prompted shouts of: ‘Mind where you put your feet, Tarquin, those slimy petals make the pavements slippery.’ This stunning specimen is on the Long Ditton/Surbiton boundary, where Balaclava Road, St Mary’s

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  • This Easter-themed house will put a smile on your face

    This Easter-themed house will put a smile on your face0

    Where is that white rabbit disappearing off to? Looks like he is in a terrible hurry. He seems to have got stuck in a door-shaped rabbit hole which has appeared in Kings Road, Long Ditton, over the Easter holidays. Just below him, and standing sentinel either side of the bunny-themed door mat, are two March

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